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Non-citizen Voting in Connecticut
The American Thinker ^ | 1-10-12 | Jon N. Hall

Posted on 01/10/2012 7:56:05 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

The Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, John DeStefano, a Democrat, wants to let non-citizens vote in city elections. One might ask the good mayor if he also thinks it OK for non-citizens to run for city offices, too -- like for mayor. According to a news story in New Haven Register, Pat O'Neill, spokesman for the state GOP House Republicans, asked when told of DeStefano's proposal: "When are they going to extend voting rights to the dead?"

One inconvenient little snag for Mr. DeStefano's expansion of the franchise is the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, which stipulates in Article 6, Section 1 that voters must be U.S. citizens. One might think that in requiring citizenship to vote, Connecticut's Constitution is merely reaffirming the U.S. Constitution. But there is no such requirement in the original Constitution, nor is there even an instance of the word "citizen" in the Bill of Rights. Indeed, in all of the U.S. Constitution (including the other amendments), it is not explicitly stated that to vote in America, one must be a citizen.

The U.S. Constitution leaves eligibility requirements for voting to the states.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: aliens; citizenship; democratcorruption; democrats; democratvoterfraud; destefano; electionfraud; elections; fraud; johndestefano; liberals; newhaven; nodemocrats2012; progressives; voting

1 posted on 01/10/2012 7:56:16 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My family founded New Haven in 1635. Perhaps they should have gone someplace else. I’m glad they got out of there during the 1700’s.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 8:00:15 AM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: Poser

New Haven is a great place......if you’re a bullet.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 8:01:31 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
This is what happens when Yale runs the place with the help of the guys with broken noses in shiny suits
4 posted on 01/10/2012 8:06:59 AM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, which stipulates in Article 6, Section 1 that voters must be U.S. citizens.

It also requires electors to be literate in English and "of good moral character."

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

5 posted on 01/10/2012 8:13:59 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: afraidfortherepublic; LucyT; SunkenCiv; theothercheek; Clintonfatigued; randita; Just A Nobody; ...
The only reason why this excuse for a mayor wants to allow non-citizens to vote is to improve the Democrats' election chances, including those of himself and his buddies. It's that simple.

More than 90% of all voting fraud schemes over the last century have been perpetrated by Democrats.

6 posted on 01/10/2012 8:17:56 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

They try to justify this in their minds with the idea that they are “good” and all their opponents are “bad”. Therefore, any illegal, unethical attempt to stay in power is the “right thing to do” in their eyes.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 8:28:31 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: justiceseeker93
More than 90% of all voting fraud schemes over the last century have been perpetrated by Democrats.

87.6% of all statistics are made up out of thin air.

8 posted on 01/10/2012 8:32:50 AM PST by Go Gordon (President Poverty - President Downgrade - President Food Stamp - President Pantywaist - B. H. Obama)
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9 posted on 01/10/2012 8:35:01 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Sherman Logan
"of good moral character."

That eliminates some of our elected officials, methinks.

10 posted on 01/10/2012 8:49:52 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

From what I’ve read in the New Haven Independent the mayor is saying non citizens will be required to show ID before being allowed to vote. So they must show ID to vote in local elections, but not in our Federal elections. Does anyone see a hint of hypocrisy here?


11 posted on 01/10/2012 8:58:49 AM PST by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


12 posted on 01/10/2012 9:00:06 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: animal172
From what I’ve read in the New Haven Independent the mayor is saying non citizens will be required to show ID before being allowed to vote. So they must show ID to vote in local elections, but not in our Federal elections. Does anyone see a hint of hypocrisy here?

Actually there might not be any hypocrisy in that proposal. What exactly do they mean by "show ID"?

IIRC New Haven has been issuing city resident IDs to illegals as part of their quest to legitimize immigration law violators in that city. So, if accepting a worthless, city-issued ID is what they have in mind, then it is just another step forward in the grand march towards their ultimate Communist agenda.

13 posted on 01/10/2012 9:33:39 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Sherman Logan

Those qualities are apparently not requirements for our elected, either


14 posted on 01/10/2012 9:47:08 AM PST by SteelCurtain_SSN720 (If you pass the rabid child, say "hammer down" for me)
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To: justiceseeker93
More than 90% of all voting fraud schemes over the last century have been perpetrated by Democrats.

Just look at the TX RATS who high tail it outta state whenever things don't go their way. Talk about a waste of tax dollars.

15 posted on 01/10/2012 9:50:45 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
One inconvenient little snag for Mr. DeStefano's expansion of the franchise is the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, which stipulates in Article 6, Section 1 that voters must be U.S. citizens.

Never fear... the LIBERALS (and the MORONIC GOVERNOR MALLONY) will create a new constitution... (NUTMEGGERS, we better hide the CONSTITUTION we have in another OAK TREE, so the MALLONY and the DEMOMARXISTS in Hartford won't tear it up).

16 posted on 01/10/2012 10:32:09 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Sherman Logan
the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, which stipulates in Article 6, Section 1 that voters must be U.S. citizens. It also requires electors to be literate in English and "of good moral character."

The amount of virtue in your country (or state) is proportional to the integrity of those you elect.

If you tolerate the corruption, then it IS what you want.

17 posted on 01/10/2012 1:18:56 PM PST by Rapscallion (Do not even call him "president"...."Mister" will be more accurate.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
But there is no such requirement in the original Constitution, nor is there even an instance of the word "citizen" in the Bill of Rights. Indeed, in all of the U.S. Constitution (including the other amendments), it is not explicitly stated that to vote in America, one must be a citizen.

This is nonsense. I can't believe The American Thinker published this.

Jon N. Hall is a programmer/analyst from Kansas City.

Maybe Mr. Hall should stick to computers.

Preamble

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Who does Mr. Hall think "We the People of the United States" is referring to?

Are non-citizens considered "the People of the United States" or are they simply our guests?

-PJ

18 posted on 01/10/2012 1:36:50 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
In Takoma Park, Maryland, ( THE Freak State the DIMs have allowed illegal aliens to vote in their local elections for years...diversity, you know. Aren't you glad you don't live here?
19 posted on 01/10/2012 6:07:25 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Political Junkie Too
In Takoma Park, Maryland, ( THE Freak State) the DIMs have allowed illegal aliens to vote in their local elections for years...diversity, you know. Aren't you glad you don't live here?
20 posted on 01/10/2012 6:08:51 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bgill
Just look at the TX RATS who high tail it outta state whenever things don't go their way. Talk about a waste of tax dollars.

It's getting to be a habit. They did it in Wisconsin, too, and I read someplace that they pulled the same stunt in Indiana.

At least Republicans show up for the vote .... if the Democrats will let them have one, when 'Rats are in charge.

21 posted on 01/11/2012 1:53:56 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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